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No drugs in blood of Moscow school shooter

February 10, 2014, 16:06 UTC+3 MOSCOW
No drugs were found in the blood of the school student who killed a police officer and a teacher in a school shooting on the northern outskirts of Moscow
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The perpetrator being escorted by the police

The perpetrator being escorted by the police

© ITAR-TASS/Anton Novoderezhkin

MOSCOW, February 10. /ITAR-TASS/. No drugs were found in the blood of the school student who killed a police officer and a teacher in a school shooting on the northern outskirts of Moscow on February 3, Vyacheslav Davydov, head of the Federal Drug Control Service’s Moscow department, told reporters on Monday.

Armed with two rifles, the student forced a security guard to let him into the school building and entered a classroom of about 20 students, taking them hostage. He killed a geography teacher and then battled police officers responding to the crisis. One officer was killed and another wounded.

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree awarding a policeman and a teacher killed and another policeman wounded in the Moscow school shooting with the Order of Valor.

Legislators have called for tougher gun control measures. Chairperson of the Committee for Security and Counteraction to Corruption in State Duma’s lower house of Russian parliament Irina Yarovaya called for restricting toughly the spread of arms in Russia and harsher control for keeping arms by its owners

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